HURRICANE CITY by Sarah Weeks

HURRICANE CITY

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Considering how hurricanes are named, it's not surprising that someone has thought of making them into an alphabet book; this portrait of a city where ``We get them big,/We get them small--/Sooner or later we get them all...'' is a mixture of tall tale (especially in the cheery abandon with which its people are pictured enduring the wind's pranks) and rueful plausibility. On the whole, though, whether it's ``Chester,'' whose rains enable dogs to surf in a grassy yard where a sunbather's about to be doused by an unexpected wave, or ``Tommy,'' who hoists an outfielder aloft to catch what should have been a homer, the comic spirit tends to prevail. The situations aren't all equally novel or clever, but kids will have fun checking out the details in the lively, windswept illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: May 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-06-021572-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1993




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